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“Very peaceful and better than 'just' a zoo”
Review of Loro Parque

Loro Parque
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Loro Parque is the world-famous and adored by all animal adventure park in the Canaries. Get ready for excitement and fun at this "must see" attraction..
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

For many, Loro Parque is a place to let young kids off the leash and yes families will love it. But for us as a 50 year old couple, we sought peace and stress releasing fun which LP provided in abundance.

Firstly, it's not really a zoo. It has enclosures and each are clearly tailored to suit the occupants and there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work focused on animal welfare to ensure all animals are happy here. There are tours you can take to experience this first hand.

We skipped the shows which I'm sure are great, but we've seen them elsewhere with our children. Sea lions, Dolphins, killer whales.... And of course this park specialises in parrots (Spanish 'Loro')...

So our highlights:
- the first lake - peaceful until feeding time for the koi carp, when they mysteriously become piranha like chasing the food thrown in!
- the penguin house, also containing puffins, is a real treat - they have gone way over an enclosure here and this is a must see
- the jellyfish area is truly amazing , I've not seen that before and thought this the best surprise of the day
- the aquarium with the shark walk is worthwhile too
- the rainforest walk is pleasurable and the treetop aviary experience was perhaps the most relaxing place on our trip

Some really lovely areas to enjoy, especially at times when the shows are on. Plenty more to see also, and maybe the baby chimpanzees and the playful otters are worth a mention.

The food was ok, room for improvement I think but plenty of options to suit all guests.

Down sides? Nothing much, I think the channelling of all visitors to a photo point was not the best way to start, better to have photo points around the park or wandering photographers imho. However you have the photo at the end for 6.5 Euros which seems good compared to on board Ship prices that our cruise line want!

I would have liked more time there than our tour allowed but a day is fine for a visit if you are staying on the island. I'd love to go back there again.

Thank RAPCopperfields
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is well worth a visit a great day out for all ages , Animals all look healthy and happy , Good food available on sight . Plenty to see and do ,

Thank 342glorian
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Park very well landscaped, organised and tidy. Animals appear very well cared for. I recommend the Discovery tour for an insight behind the scenes. Good range of eateries and places to buy souvenirs . The parque runs a foundation to raise money for animal welfare throughout the world. Highlight for me was the penguin area kept to about 0 degrees with fake snow! Also the antics of the silverback gorillas. Originally a park for parrots (loros) which it still specialises in but in recent years have added other, if slightly, restricted range of animals. Runs various shows throughout the day but unfortunately I did not have time to visit these. I would definitely recommend a visit to Loro Parque.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Great day out. A bit hilly in places so not great for people with mobility problems or young children. A bit pricey but worth it for a full day out. If you see the morning dolphin show at around 10:45am you can go straight to the Orca Whale show and then the Sea Lion show without waiting around.

Thank EmmaNewsome
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Cannot rate this place highly enough such an amazing opportunity to see whales dolphins sea lions penguins and seals as well as the fantastic parrot show.
The park itself is lovely and clean and the shows are out of this world.
Plenty of seating for the shows but worth queuing a little early to get a better view.
It was fantastic to be able to add this day out to our family holiday and a trip that will hold such amazing memories for me and my children.
The dolphin and whales show was the best thing ever and the trainers know so much about them it really is amazing and a must do.
The shops inside are reasonably priced and offer a good selection of gifts and toys.
The penguin house is lovely and the times for the shows mean you can fit everything in.
Wonderful day out with so much to do yes a little pricey but memories that last a lifetime!!

Thank Locky S
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